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back to before the obama administration. is washington going to do, if anything, to answer andrew's question? the stock market going up, things improving and incremental ways richard said on a daily basis. anything washington feels need to be done to deal with the slow growth that has been around a long time? >> i wish i could be really optimistic. i'm not. i've been pessimistic this last while, despite the optimism of some colleagues about any sort of grand bargain. i'm certainly pessimistic about anything specifically trying to jump-start the economy, anything specifically that is a big enough debt deal to have big impact. i think we are going to bump along. i think we will bump through the next two near crises and then slide into spring and summer hoping that things slowly continue to get better for the foreseeable future. >> i'll be more skeptical which i actually worry that we are going to start seeing little trembles from the sequester and see it in the economic numbers and you'll see headlines, by the way, that is then going to scare the markets and you sort of have a littl
jump protocol and invite the young man to washington for a dinner and sit down and have obama talked to him or the secretary of state man to man. all they can do is say no. all good questions. have you been back to north korea? host: he is gone. sorry about that. as our calller looked across, he would have found north of rio was probably more prosperous than self reappear yen since that time, south korea has become a success story. north korea is still back in the time warp of 1965. so it is different on the korean peninsula now than it did then. i think that obviously has an impact on the situation we're dealing with. i do not know whether kim jong- un speaks english. i do not think others have met him. i suppose he studied english at least during the brief time he was in school in switzerland. i would not be surprised if he knows some english. question of china providing what north korea needs actually needs to be turned around. i think many of us think that china has been too indulgent of north korea and so willing to provide food, fuel, and other kinds of assistance that it has e
control. columnist dana millbank in today's "washington post" points out obama made an impassioned bid this week to revive prospects for gun control legislation but it's difficult to escape the conclusion that his efforts come too late. as dana says harry reid had to drop the plans for legislation on the assault weapons ban, and large clips because the support wasn't there, would that have happened regardless of the president maybe not having been pushing this agenda as he should have been? >> well, i think it would have happened regardless of any president. i mean the truth of the matter is that the nation's attention span is -- we -- it's very thin and we've forgotten pretty quickly. so i think that's why you saw the white house and the president this week sort of on this reminder tour, not just on gun control, but on immigration,age other things. you know, he spent so much time focused on sequestration and he was in israel last week he sort of aimed to bring it back this week and say, hey, we haven't forgotten. these are still my priorities. but you know, congress and washington doe
of important stories to get you. i am generally. jon: i am jon scott. grumblings in washington as president obama begins the second day of fundraising. during a denver police academy yesterday before heading west. he attends private events today in california in hopes of helping democrats win back the house of representatives and hold onto the senate in next year's midterm elections. watchdogs are blasting the president for taking part after promising campaign-finance reform during his first term. ed henry is live from the white house. does this suggest that the president can work with congress right now? >> it has been getting earlier for both cards as they try to fight it out. he had two events last night, two events today, the president. law-enforcement officials, talking about gun control, saying that he wanted to work with republicans to find common sense and common ground on some of these gun-control measures. that sounds like a contradiction, although the white house spokesmen insist that raising money for democrats will also work for republicans and that is not appropriate. >> to do
secretary chuck hagel speaks today at the national defense university at fort mcnair here in washington d.c. he plans to discuss this dj and fiscal challenges. we will have live coverage of his remarks starting at 12:30 p.m. eastern. president obama heads to colorado today. he will talk about the state's newly passed gun control laws. he will be at the denver police academy to for universal background checks as well as for congress to at least vote on assault weapons ban and limit some large capacity magazines. it begins at 5:00 p.m. eastern and we will have live coverage here on c-span. tonight, a look at protest troops in america. we recently talked with the code pink cofounder on how protest movements fit into the political discussion. we want to get your reaction to the conversation with your phone call, tweets, and facebook comments. a brief look at what you will see. >> i am very pleased to be joined by my wife kathy and my brother tom. >> i speak for the mothers -- pakistan and somalia. >> please remove that woman. >> the obama administration refused to tell congress what countries
debate on gun reform, president obama is looking for support outside of washington d.c. yesterday at a police academy not far from the site of last year's theater shooting in colorado, the president focused on universal background checks saying his goal is not to take firearms away from their owners. >> the opponents of some of these common sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what's being proposed and nothing to do with the facts. but feeds into the suspicion about government. if there are any folks who are out there right now who are gun owners and you've been hearing that someone has taken away your guns, get the facts. we're not proposing gun registration system. we're proposing background checks for criminals. >> one of the most fascinating parts of the speech was when he talked about michelle saying if i lived in a rural area and i lived on a farm, i would want a gun in my house. he was talking about this is not about keeping guns away from people. michelle was talking to the president. the president by extension understan
for daily use and a 30-tablet free trial. >>> the obama administration is pushing for banks to make home loans available to americans with weaker credit. cnbc's eamon javers joining us now with more of the details. eamon? >> good evening, brian. the "washington post" reported this story this morning. let me walk you through the details of what they say is a campaign by obama administration officials to push banks to loosen their lending standards when it comes to home mortgages. the "post" saying that the obama administration wants those banks to begin to lend again post-crisis. they say they've ratcheted the standards up too high and they want the banks to use those taxpayer-backed programs that enable them to do it and they're also urging the department of justice to reassure banks they won't be subject to prosecution or investigation if they move toward lending to people with lower credit scores. apparently, obama administration officials now feeling that some of the bank loan requirements of 20% down and near pristine credit scores are too high and that's hurting the housing recovery
in on facebook. ,/c-span.cp,/ -- editor of the nationa nation magazine on how the obama administration is handling gun control and other issues. also i conversation on growing --ed -- growing diced the growing diabetes. and the food and health correspondent at npr. washington journal is live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> now joining us to continue our discussion on the situation ,n korea, michele flournoy former defense undersecretary for the obama administration. certain in that capacity from 2009 until 2012. , are wey flournoy mobilizing for war? no, absolutely not. what you're seeing is a regular exercise we hold a most every year. i think there is a desire on the part of the administration to signal our strong support and close ties to south korea and so forth. if anything, right now everybody thes to try to turn down tensions. >> are these tensions different than in the past? >> they are and they aren't. seen cycles of provocation before from north korea, both from the previous leader in the previous leader before that. what is new this time is that we have a new, young, inex
with presidents. if there was a stigma you wouldn't see michelle obama at the oscars. i think this stigma mass gone away with this presidency. but the reality is, you know, you see a spike in the celebrity in washington, d.c. you've seen a spike in celebrity coming to washington, d.c. the fact that "tmz" is talking about barbara walters is more in their wheel house, they talk about paul ryan, they talk about president obama, they talk about michelle obama. there are so many outlets that traditionally have no interest in washington because washington is traditionally thought of as boring and stale. but the sex appeal for better or worse, in the past four years has significantly upticked. >> from politico this evening, from the click column people watching in washington, d.c., the head library is that the daughter of senator mccain gets a tv show. we go to glen. >> thank you very much. i want to say about the comment about the appearance of politicians and that kind of thing. one, i guess that means the old chi shea that politics is -- hee shea that politics is show business. i kind of disagree
to president obama's 2009 address before congress. >> and $140 million for something called volcano monitoring. instead of monitoring volcanos, what congress should be monitoring is the eruption of spending in washington, d.c. >> that guy. of course, about a month and a half later, there was a massive volcano eruption in alaska, but the persistent attacks have a real and destructive effect. this is what's happening to basic research funding. it's getting cut. the national science foundation national institutes of health are all suffering cuts from the sequester. republicans, led by senator tom coburn, even managed to smuggle an outrageous piece of language that instructs the director of the national science foundation that political sign research can only be funded if it is certified to promote national security or the economic interests of the united states. in other words, a rank bit of micromanaging by a few committed demagogues in the united states senate of the research agenda of academics. one of the things i admire and have truly learned from the conservative intellectual tradition is a
reliant on the judicial branch to do things. i will read an excerpt from the "washington post" which says giving liberals a greatser say on the d.c. circuit court is posh for obama as he looks for ways to sir kim event the polarized house. do you agree with that?circumved house. do you agree with that? >> to actually do their jobs. that's actually evidenced by the nominees that the president has put forward. so if you actually look at just the three most recent circuit court judges that the president has successfully gotten through the confirmation process in the senate, all three of those, all three of those now judges had to wait more than 250 days for their vote. but once they actually got a vote, they got more than 87 votes each. so this is not a matter of putting ideological people on the bench. this is a matter of putting qualified people who have bipartisan support on the bench in place, to do their jobs and to fulfill their responsibilities that federal judges all across the country have, which is to make sure that justice is served in a timely fashion. >> josh does bring up a goo
obama couldn't get climate change through a democratic congress a few years ago. the regulations on climate change are coming. everyone in washington is gearing up for us. people in congress, lobbyists. there could be court challenges, basically couldn't get it done through congress. so he will do it administratively through regulation. bill: environmentalists love this. >> yeah. bill: this is what they believe will reduce smog all over america. >> that's correct. bill: politically though, does it sell? >> i think it will be very difficult and here's why, bill. because there is some democrats from red states, also from oil and gas states, mary landrieu who is up for re-election in 2014. mark begich from alaska will be outspoken on this. and there will be effort on any climate change regulations that republicans and democrats will team up and try to overturn these regulations. now, it could pass the house, probably not the senate. and obama would veto it, that will put pressure on the white house especially when the economy is so fragile. i think the obama administration is going
'll do for the economy. >> president obama in miami talking about the private sector investing in infrastructure. joining me now to wrap up a very busy week. the "washington post" chris cillizza, my alter ego, and the "washington post's" nia-malika henderson. first to you, chris. >> i'm putting that on my twitter feed. andrea mitchell's alter ego. >> my best guy. first, this is the president trying to turn the conversation to private sector investment in miami. he is at the port of miami after a very busy week. he's talked about guns and immigration. his polling slightly down. is he getting the conversation where he wants it to be? >> well, look. this is your classic sort of bully pulpit. when the president goes anywhere and says anything, he will get more coverage than any other politician in the country. i'm not sure infrastructure will bump up into the guns conversation. he is going to denver next week to talk about guns. that will override. he talked about infrastructure and the state of union. andrea, he has all these balls up in the air. there's only so much he can catch.
examining the debate over fracking. "washington journal" is next. >> ♪ host: good morning on this wednesday, april 3, 2013. the front page of usa today says border security and could hurt immigration reform. presidents obama travels to denver to call on congress to pass stricter gun control laws. this is on the heels of reports yesterday that a senate bill is in peril. gun control legislation, what's next? also, send us a tweet. or post your comments on facebook. and you can e-mail us. begin with ed o'keefe of the washington post and joining us to talk about his peace yesterday on the front page. senatete that when the returns next week to take up gun-control legislation, there are provisions that are in danger. all of itically, might be in peril. there are concerns there might not be enough support for a proposed expansion of the background check program, currently supported by nine out of 10 americans. the various democrats running for reelection in 2014, not enough of them have signaled they will support the plan if it were put to a vote. the other aspect of this that i
much. we have breaking news right now in washington. john harwood with the details. over to you, john. >> maria, this is part of the sequester battle this is symbolic. you had president obama at the white house confirming he's going to return 5% of his salary since the beginning of the sequester, which hit on march the 1st. now, the president makes $400,000 a year. that's a little more than $30,000 a month, which means that 5% of that for a month, so far, we're just in the beginning of april, is less than $2,000. not a consequential amount of money, but this is part of the president's attempt to get the high ground, especially as some of the sequester effects kick in. i wouldn't be at all surprised, we heard a similar thing from chuck hagel, the defense secretary, because a lot of the defense cuts are coming in defense, earlier today. i wouldn't be surprised if we hear that from some members of congress, with the question of leadership as well. but principally, only for those who like president obama, don't actually need that money, maria. >> john, thanks so much. john, let me ask you
of 17.2 billion, largely because of tightening lending standards, the obama administration is pushing lenders to make it easier for people with weaker credit to obtain home loans. liz: peter barnes is joining us live from washington, d.c. with more on this development. peter? >> that's right, liz and david. sources confirming that the administration is planning a broad push to get mortgages to people with weaker credit records, credit scores, and, provide them with a taxpayer guaranty. sources say the administration is working with banks, the federal housing administration and other agencies to modify government rules to help homebuyers with lower credit scores who might be able to make mortgage payments now but can't qualify because banks are still being very cautious and tight with their lending standards. critics worry all of this will just tee up another financial crisis and future taxpayer bailouts. >> it's absolutely incredible to me we are going again in the same direction so soon after the financial crisis, simply because the administration and many others have refused to acce
in government policy. monday, washington base investment firm hype securities had a report predicting the obama administration would reverse course op big spending cuts that would have hit health insurers. they skyrocketed by 8.5%, a half hour later. the government announced the change in policy the report predicted. while the incident is throwing a spotlight on the controversial political intelligence industry, today's report by the investigative arm of congress concludeed the area is murky saying, quote, the prevalence of the sale of political intelligence is not known and therefore difficult to quantify. while currently little prevents lobbyists and washington insiders from gathering information, top congress could supplement existing gyps and laws to create stricter regulation. melissa: the washington post traveled the 1700 mile route and wrote about the experience in the recently published e-book, and, steve, what inspired you to do this? >> well, just seemed like a good way to bring this object to life rather than sit here and talk about whether or not this piece of paper was going to be
, president obama told a denver audience if a state like colorado can pass what he calls common-sense gun laws, so can congress here in washington. our white house correspondent jessica yellin is joining us from denver with more. >> reporter: hi, wolf. the president came here to call on supporters to pressure congress to pass a law expanding background checks before he said opponents can run out the clock. president obama traveled west to keep up his campaign for tough new gun safety laws. >> every day that we wait to do something about it, even more of our fellow citizens are stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. now, the good news is, colorado has already chosen to do something about it. >> reporter: he's talking about the package of new gun safety laws colorado's democratic governor signed last month. they limit magazine clips to 15 rounds, require universal background checks, and require gun customers to pay for the cost of their background checks. the proposal introduced in the u.s. senate doesn't even include two of those three new measures, but it's struggling for votes. that ma
and defense policy to speak today about you is a lot -- policy and president obama's second term. for those of you who don't know us well, it is a global think tank with our mother ship in london and here in washington and singapore. those offices grew out of the dialogue that the institutes have pioneered over the past decade. these two also publishes survival, the annual military balance, the 2013 edition of which, was launched last week and the book series, some of which are on display in the back. this office is a critical part of that broader network. we see to bring a global perspective to washington and bring washington's perspective to a sometimes skeptical audience. it is a membership organization for those who aren't members could find information at the back or on our website. enough about us. we're here to hear from frank. his potion at deputy assistance secretary, frank is responsible for key issues in defense and military response policy. he held various positions in the u.s. house of represents on the house committee on intelligence and in the offices of to the secretary of d
advisor to president obama, valerie jarrett, spoke about her role in the white house and limited politics. her remarks are part of the atlantic's women in washington series. this is just under an hour. >> thank you, elizabeth and terry, thank you very much. and all of you for being here. thank you, valerie. i will tell you about a couple things about valerie before we get started. because we want to dive in. full disclosure. valerie and i used to work together. we worked on the first obama presidential campaign and as you heard i worked in the white house. but know i get a chance to ask her all the questions i always wanted to ask. valerie is senior advisor to president obama. she oversees the white house office of public engagement, a very important office for the president and head of council on women and girls. she was a senior official in many capacities in the city of chicago and was the chief executive officer of the habitat company. she also was, is a lawyer and practiced in a couple law firms. has gone from law to private business, government, different levels and now to the very,
. this breaking news this morning, the "washington post" has gotten a heads up on the president's proposal for the budget of next year. what's interesting is this is unlike the barak obama we've heard from in the past. he's actually talking about cutting social security and medicare big time. but you know what? he's also talking about more taxes. fewer tax hikes, but he is still in this new budget proposal calling for $580 billion in more tax if they did change the cost of living calculation for s the so-called cbit could generate $200 billion. unfortunately, it's going to generate a lot of heat from democrats. >> brian: chain cbi will send guys like independent sanders, bernie sanders over the top. it will send nancy pelosi into the moon. but that's something that republicans say you talked about doing it. when it comes to action, you don't do it. that would be significant. also, he's also talk being a 28% cap on all entitlements which would affect charities, home builders, pension plans, anybody who tried to buy a home. >> steve: writeoffs. >> brian: yeah. so-called closing of loopholes.
you up to date on all of the big stories of the day. what's happening here in washington. what's happening around the country. what's happening around the globe. president obama out in denver yesterday congratulating the colorado legislature for enacting tough new gun safety measures. congratulating them and also calling that a model for the nation and calling on congress to follow their good example. the only difference is the colorado legislature has some backbone on this issue. the united states congress, so far, has none. nbc has made it official. jimmy fallon will replace jay leno as host of "the tonight show," moving the show to new york, starting in february. moving it back to new york, i should say starting in february 2014. jay leno says i like jimmy. i'm okay with it. the bureau of census reporting one out of six americans 50 million americans 20% of americans living in children. that's $23,000 for a family of four for an entire year. try living on that. and sports news, the nationals winning last night 2-0 so far this season. all of that and more on current tv. iq wi
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